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Collaborating to stop campus sexual assault

Wonkhe

Research on campus-based sexual misconduct can often be emotionally demanding and yield unpalatable findings. Susan Lagdon, Ngozi Anyadike-Danes, Megan Reynolds, and Cherie Armour explain how they garnered institutional support. The post Collaborating to stop campus sexual assault appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Gen Z values college, but affordability concerns remain

Higher Ed Dive

Only about half of K-12 students who want to pursue higher education believe they can pay for it, a Gallup and Walton Family Foundation poll found.

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Despite National Pushback, West Virginia Will Cut Faculty, Programs

Inside Higher Ed

Despite National Pushback, West Virginia Will Cut Faculty, Programs Ryan Quinn Fri, 09/15/2023 - 11:42 AM A month of intense public and on-campus pressure did not dissuade the Board of Governors from siding with the administration to slash programs and positions.

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WVU board approves dramatic academic cuts to address $45M deficit

Higher Ed Dive

West Virginia University will cut 28 degrees and lay off 140 faculty over the objections of students, faculty and alumni.

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Why Scholars Are Creating an 'Alt New College'

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Megan Zahneis "We're offering education, which I think should not be a controversial thing," one organizer says of the project, announced on Friday. Its target audience: current students at New College of Florida.

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Federal watchdog flags risks of tuition payment plans

Higher Ed Dive

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau highlighted pitfalls of these plans, including confusing repayment terms and a high cost for credit.

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Met police agree six-figure payout to student hit by baton at protest

The Guardian - Higher Education

Exclusive: Alfie Meadows underwent brain surgery after being struck by officer at tuition fees demonstration The Metropolitan police have apologised and agreed to pay a six-figure settlement to a man who needed emergency brain surgery after being hit by an officer’s baton during the 2010 university tuition fees protests. Alfie Meadows, then a 20-year-old philosophy student at Middlesex University, sustained a brain injury after he was struck on the head during demonstrations against the tripling

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2 Universities Halt Treatment for Trans Youths

Inside Higher Ed

2 Universities Halt Treatment for Trans Youths Johanna Alonso Fri, 09/15/2023 - 03:00 AM A Missouri law limits gender-affirming care for minors, but two institutions have gone beyond the bounds of the legislation and will also stop treating existing patients.

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UNC system officials suggest more robust post-tenure reviews are needed

Higher Ed Dive

Less than 3% of roughly 8,300 tenured faculty evaluated over the last decade were underperforming.

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At Michigan State, a New Scandal Raises an Old Question: Why Does This Keep Happening?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By David Jesse The suspension of the football coach, amid accusations that he sexually harassed an activist, suggests that the culture change promised by leaders after the Nassar scandal has not come to pass.

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Summer Bridges Build First-Gen Connections

Inside Higher Ed

Summer Bridges Build First-Gen Connections colleen.flaherty Fri, 09/15/2023 - 03:00 AM Student Voice survey data on new-student orientation experiences indicate that summer bridge program participants who are first generation feel more comfortable accessing resources, more prepared for college and more socially connected than other first-gen and even continuing-generation students.

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Faculty and Staff at University of Colorado Boulder Walk Out, Demand Higher Wages and Better Conditions

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Faculty and staff at the University of Colorado Boulder walked out and protested for higher wages and other demands Thursday, CPR reported. Non-tenure track faculty, contracted staff, and student workers demanded raises and better working conditions. “Who do you think is doing the lion's share of the undergraduate teaching work on this campus? It's graduate students, it's adjuncts, and it's those of us who are non-tenure track professors,” said Dr.

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Netherlands: a third of international grads stay to work

The PIE News

Three in ten international students stay in the Netherlands to work after graduating, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics shows. Some 32% of international students who graduated in the 2018/2019 academic year were in employment in the Netherlands one year later, the data showed. Previously, only around 20% of international students did so. Lucette Roovers, director of global engagement at Breda University of Applied Sciences , told The PIE the “stay rate” of international stu

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Universal Early Learning Coverage is Needed to Combat the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In the words of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, former President of Morehouse College, "he who starts behind in the great race of life must forever remain behind or run faster than the man in front." Unfortunately, this sentiment holds true for far too many children who enter Kindergarten already behind their peers in terms of literacy skills and too many continue to fall further behind by the time they reach the crucial third-grade mark.

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A Change of Control

Inside Higher Ed

A Change of Control Elizabeth Redden Fri, 09/15/2023 - 03:00 AM New regulations take aim at self-dealing and other abuses in for-profit–to–not-for-profit conversions, Kyle Southern and Carolyn Fast write.

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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

John E. Smith Jr. John E. Smith Jr. has been named chief of staff at Saint Augustine’s University. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership & supervision from the University of Houston, a master’s in human services from Springfield College, and a Ed. D. in professional leadership from the University of Houston.

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Cornell Cancer Researchers Fabricated Data

Inside Higher Ed

Two former scientists at Cornell University used made-up data in 12 different scientific papers published between 2008 and 2016, according to new reports by the federal Office of Research Integrity.

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Biden and Modi celebrate research partnerships

The PIE News

US president Joe Biden and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi have welcomed a new agreement between universities in their respective countries to work together to jointly tackle global issues. The Indo-US Global Challenges Institute will be established by the Council of Indian Institutes of Technology and the Association of American Universities under a new partnership that will see US$10 million initially invested in total by both countries.

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Ohio State Faculty Criticize New Free Speech Policy and Reporting System

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Faculty at The Ohio State University (OSU) are criticizing the school’s recent free speech policy changes, citing negative effects to classroom dynamics, The Lantern reported. The “Campus Free Speech Policy” – implemented in May – included an anonymous reporting system for free speech violations done by school employees. But some faculty have viewed the mechanism as being open to dubious claims.

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Georgetown, Jesuits Allocate $27 Million for Descendants of Enslaved People

Insight Into Diversity

Georgetown University and the Jesuits have pledged $27 million to a fund established for the descendants of enslaved people who were sold to settle the institution’s debts during the 19th century. The contributions include $10 million from the university and $17 million from the Jesuits. The donation will support the Descendants Truth & Reconciliation Foundation , a private nonprofit founded in 2021 by Georgetown, the Jesuits, and the GU272 Descendants Association, which represents the

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Broward College President Gregory Adam Haile Resigns

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Broward College President Gregory Adam Haile has resigned early from his position, but the school’s Board of Trustees is holding off on accepting the resignation until they learn the reasoning behind said departure, The Miami Herald reported. Gregory Adam Haile Jock Fistick/South Florida Business Journal The board held an emergency board meeting Thursday morning in an attempt to investigate further and see whether the issue was addressable.

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President’s corner: Bridgewater College wants to change the narrative on higher ed

University Business

The value of higher education is under fire as skepticism around its reward-to-cost ratio grows among a distrusting public. For Bridgewater College (Vt.) President David Bushman, this is not the time to fall back. It’s time to step up. For Dr. Bushman, a U.S. public that can’t trust its higher education institutions is “tragic” not just for Bridgewater, but the entire country.

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How to Minimize Common Device-Related Risks in Higher Education

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Devices are crucial in higher education for faculty, staff and students. After the scramble to purchase devices for them to use during the COVID-19 pandemic, higher education institutions often failed to think about what was to come. According to an EdTech X (formerly Twitter) poll, 43 percent of respondents are most concerned about cybersecurity when managing their device ecosystems.

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Inflation uncertainty for UK language travel

The PIE News

Stakeholders in the UK’s language travel and English language teaching sectors have said inflation is having a knock-on effect on how they price their products. For those running tours, which normally need to include accommodation, airport transfer, transport and food, having to take into account what prices might be in the next year is causing possible profit margins to shrink. “As a general industry, we’re being asked for our prices in August-September and pricing [for the future] is d

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What to See at Tech Tactics in Education 2023

Campus Technology

These session highlights offer the AI, data, and cybersecurity insights you need to navigate today's evolving technology landscape.

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Foreign dentist exam backlog “concerning”

The PIE News

A severe backlog of people trained in dentistry outside the UK waiting to take the national registration exam is having a knock-on effect on dental practices across the country. The Overseas Registration Exam must be passed by those who have an international degree in dentistry if they wish to practice in the UK or take a postgraduate course in the profession involving clinical work on patients.

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Fighting for the Future at WVU

Inside Higher Ed

Fighting for the Future at WVU johnw@mcsweeneys.net Fri, 09/15/2023 - 03:00 AM The faculty at WVU is showing what happens when you pierce the shield of “institutional awe.

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Cambridge University under fire for axing student mindfulness classes

The Guardian - Higher Education

Open letter signed by alumni who say they have benefited from the programme has been sent to vice-chancellor The University of Cambridge has come under fire after axing a mindfulness programme for students, at a time of mounting concern about young people’s mental health and suicides in higher education. A campaign has been launched to try to save the “mindfulness skills for students programme”, which has been offering free classes since 2015 and has supported more than 2,500 Cambridge students

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Elite universities: the brand value of privilege

LSE Higher Education Blog

Excerpt from Elite Universities and the Making of Privilege by Kalwant Bhopal and Martin Myers, looking at global brands and the field of elite universities

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Broward College President Resigns Abruptly

Inside Higher Ed

Broward College president Greg Haile resigned abruptly Wednesday night, offering little indication as to why he was leaving after five years on the job, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

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Cyber professionals say industry urgently needs to confront mental health crisis - Tonya Riley, Cyberscoop

Economics and Change in Higher Education

At industry conferences and online forums high-profile figures within cybersecurity have sought to shine a brighter light on mental health challenges in cybersecurity. Even Jen Easterly, director at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, has spoken candidly about the subject and her own brother’s death by suicide. “As I’ve often said, mental health is health, and safeguarding it is foundational for our success, personally and professionally, individually and as a team,” Easterly s

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Job Market for History Professors ‘Lethargic but Stable’

Inside Higher Ed

Employment data for the 2022–23 academic year confirm that the hiring of college history professors since 2016 has been “lethargic but stable,” according to a recent report from the American Historical Association Career Center.

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Fraud Claims Against University of Phoenix Continue to Mount

Higher Education Inquirer

The Higher Education Inquirer received a FOIA response today from the US Department of Education stating that 73,740 consumer fraud claims have been filed against the University of Phoenix. These claims have been made through the Department of Education's Borrower Defense to Repayment program. The Sweet v Cardona case, settled earlier in 2023, allowed for about 19,000 of these cases to be settled immediately in the favor of student debtors and against the University of Phoenix.

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Colorado College Welcomes Transfers From Anti-DEI States

Inside Higher Ed

Colorado College Welcomes Transfers From Anti-DEI States Susan H. Greenberg Fri, 09/15/2023 - 03:00 AM Byline(s) Susan H.

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Utah’s higher education commissioner has resigned ‘to pursue other professional opportunities’

University Business

The newly appointed Utah Board of Higher Education named Deputy Commissioner Geoffrey Landward as interim commissioner pending a nationwide search for Woolstenhulme’s successor. Landward has been with the Utah System of Higher Education for eight years, most recently as deputy commissioner and secretary to the Utah Board of Higher Education. Woolstenhulme guided the system through consolidation of its degree granting and technical institutions, the COVID-19 pandemic and the renaming of Dixie Sta

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CFPB: Tuition Payment Plans Can Be Risky, Costly for Students

Inside Higher Ed

Tuition payment plans offered by colleges and universities should be thought of as a type of loan even if they are marketed to students as a loan alternative, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a new report released Wednesday.

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West Virginia University gives final approval to academic program, faculty cuts

University Business

West Virginia University gave final approval Friday to wide-ranging cuts in academic programs and faculty positions, the culmination of a impassioned back and forth between the campus community, students and officials as the university addresses a $45 million budget shortfall. The university Board of Governors voted to drop 28 of its majors, or about 8%, and cut 147 of the faculty positions, or 5.7%, on its Morgantown campus.

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